POLICE NEWS — WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23

Multiple deer crashes

RENOVO — In two separate incidents, motorists struck deer on Route 120 over the weekend, according to state police at Lamar.

On Friday, Nov. 18, Dennis W. Trout, 60, of Renovo hit a deer while traveling south on Route 120, resulting in disabling damage to his vehicle, according to police. Trout was not injured, police said.

On Sunday, Nov. 20, Robby Probst, 57, of North Bend hit a deer while traveling east on Route 120, according to police. Probst’s vehicle sustained disabling damage, but he was not injured, police said.

Crash with deer

MCELHATTAN — Baogang Xue, 61, of Bellefonte was traveling south on Route 220 on Sunday, Nov. 20, when a deer ran across the roadway and was struck by his car, according to state police at Lamar. No one was injured, police said.

Harassment charges

CASTANEA — Talya Elizabeth Pettingill, 27, of Lock Haven, and Karen Ann Younkin, 27, of Mifflinburg were both injured after engaging in a physical fight Friday, Nov. 18, at approximately 4:30 p.m., according to state police at Lamar.

Police report that Pettingill had a small bump on the left side of her head, and Younkin had bloody hands from falling to the ground. Each will be charged with one count of summary harassment, police said.

Injuries sustained in car crash

LAMAR — Charles Gbetoudor, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., was traveling west on I-80 on Saturday, Nov. 19, when he failed to negotiate a right curve, veered off the roadway, and struck a rock embankment before rolling over and coming to rest facing northeast, according to state police at Lamar.

Gbetoudor and his passenger, Aboudoulatifou Ali, 24, also of Bronx, N.Y., were taken to Lock Haven Hospital for treatment, police said. Police have charged Gbetoudor for driving outside the lanes of traffic.

Domestic dispute

WOOLRICH — A 50-year-old unidentified woman has been charged with harassment stemming from an incident occurring Sunday, Nov. 20, at approximately 3 a.m. during which a verbal argument turned physical and she punched an unidentified 49-year-old man in the face, causing a swollen lip, according to police.

Marijuana possession

LOCK HAVEN — Keith Maurice Freeman, 54, of Lock Haven was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after Woodward Township Police Department officers were called out Wednesday, Nov. 16 to assist Clinton County Probation Officers who had gone to Freeman’s residence for a house check. Freeman was detained for a probation violation, police said.

Identity theft

LOCK HAVEN — Susan C. Thomas, 30, of Jersey Shore has been charged with identity theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly applying for and using three credit cards in someone else’s name without that person’s knowledge or permission, according police. The credit cards were used between May 31, 2014, and Nov. 31, 2015, police said.

False reports

BELLEFONTE — State police are investigating an incident at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview where a known inmate alleged he was assaulted on Nov. 16. Their investigation revealed that the inmate had lied.

Assault charges

HOWARD — David Guinn, 34, of Howard, has been charged by state police at Rockview with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly pulled a knife on a man during a domestic disturbance.

Police said the incident occurred at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday along Walnut Street in Howard Township. Guinn allegedly became upset with another resident believing the resident called police on him.

A physical altercation ensued and Guinn reportedly threw the resident to the ground, drew a knife and held it to the resident’s throat threatening to kill him, police said.

Guinn fled, but was taken into custody and arraigned before District Judge Carmine Prestia. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 30.

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